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HarperCollins Acquires Book From Community Writing Site Inkpop.com

HarperCollins Publishers has acquired a paranormal romance teen novel from the interactive writing website inkpop.com.

The Carrier of the Mark by debut author Leigh Fallon, is the publisher’s first work to be discovered on the community writing website. After traditional agent submissions didn’t get her noticed, the Irish author uploaded here manuscript to inkpop and was voted into the site’s “Top Five” slot. An editor at HarperCollins reviewed the work and made the offer for World English rights. The book is slated for release this fall.

Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books had this statement: “The opinions of our readers matter to us. Inkpop is HarperCollins Children’s Books’ first site (and not the last) to really put the users’ voice and ideas in the forefront. Social media is incredibly empowering if used correctly, and HarperCollins recognizes this and is gearing up to make social media the cornerstone of all of its digital endeavors.”

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